Spring 2018 Spring Conference

Keynote Presentation

Speaker: Pat McKeague

Title: A Spiritual Side to Mathematics?

Abstract: Can the patterns and connections in mathematics strengthen our spiritual perspective? You will judge for yourself. We start with a simple sequence of numbers and end with fractals and chaos. Along the way we meet philosophers and mathematicians from Pythagoras and Fibonacci, to Pascal and Stephen Hawking.

Speaker Profile: Pat McKeague earned his BA in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge and his MS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. He has been involved with community college mathematics for over 40 years. He has written over 20 textbooks in mathematics. Pat is very active in the mathematics community giving presentations at mathematics conference around the country. He was on the writing team for the AMATYC Beyond Crossroads project. He is the recipient of the AMATYC Presidential Award, and the AMATYC Herb Gross Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the two-year college mathematics community. Seven years ago he started his own publishing company, XYZ Textbooks, with the goal of lowering the cost of mathematics textbooks for community college students.

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Last updated January 10, 2018